Nat Weston, PhD
Assistant Professor Department of Geography and the Environment
Nat Weston, PhD's, areas of expertise include: Impact of Climate Change on Coastal Ecosystems, Land Use Change, Microbial Processes, Nutrient Pollution, and Tidal Freshwater and Salt Marshes. Changes in tidal marsh ecosystems may be an early predictor of future scenarios of climate change and sea level rise. Dr. Weston is an expert in this area, focusing his ongoing research on the delicate microbial communities found in salt marshes. He can also discuss carbon cycling, or the exchange of carbon between the biosphere, atmosphere, oceans and geosphere; and nitrogen cycling: Both vital to an ecologically healthy planet. The contributing effect of land use such as agriculture, deforestation and building development on climate is another area of Dr. Weston's expertise.